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Topic: There's absolutely nothing on.
Posted By: Ad nauseous
Subject: There's absolutely nothing on.
Date Posted: 08 May 2008 at 8:42pm
Again, for the 300 billionth time I can not find anything on TV, so I have no choice but to watch CNN. Unhappy

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Posted By: meinga
Date Posted: 08 May 2008 at 8:57pm
I find myself saying that alot.  Then I have to remind myself that growing up we only had 5 channels:  ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and UHF.  If the weather was good and we got the rabbit ears in at just the right angle (sometimes with some tin foil) we could get another UHF channel for a total of 6.  There was cable about the time I was around 15, but it was expensive.  I didn't have cable until I moved out and got a place of my own. After I remember the "good old days" I snap back to reality!
 
Oh yeah, we also had a black and white TV for a long time! ...and we never had a remote...us kids were the remote.


Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 08 May 2008 at 9:01pm
Problem is theres too many channels owned by a few amount of companies catering the basic demographics which results in a lot of sameness.

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Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 08 May 2008 at 9:26pm
I'm a CSI fan.  Did anyone watch "Two and a Half Men" Monday?  It was written by the writers of CSI.  It was hilarious!

Tonight's CSI was written by Chuck Lorre, writer for Two and a Half Men.  Hope it's half as good.


Posted By: LOL1955
Date Posted: 08 May 2008 at 9:54pm
PBS!  PBS!  PBS!  PBS!  DISCOVERY!

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Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 08 May 2008 at 9:54pm
Try my Method! There's NEVER a night with "Nothing to watch on TV" in my house! LOL
 
 


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Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 08 May 2008 at 10:03pm
Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

Again, for the 300 billionth time I can not find anything on TV, so I have no choice but to watch CNN. Unhappy


Ad, I should practice what I preach, but read a book or go outside and enjoy the weather.  I do want a well rounded veep.


Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 1:11am
Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

I'm a CSI fan.  Did anyone watch "Two and a Half Men" Monday?  It was written by the writers of CSI.  It was hilarious!

Tonight's CSI was written by Chuck Lorre, writer for Two and a Half Men.  Hope it's half as good.


I saw it too, brilliant! I will make sure I do not miss tonights episode!LOLThumbs%20Up


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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 1:47am
There are a couple baseball games on. Not that I care about it, but watching grown men adjust their nads, spit tobbacco, and get paid to do so entertains me some what.
Hey, it's better than watching news.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 2:58am
Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

I'm a CSI fan.  Did anyone watch "Two and a Half Men" Monday?  It was written by the writers of CSI.  It was hilarious!

Tonight's CSI was written by Chuck Lorre, writer for Two and a Half Men.  Hope it's half as good.
 
I missed Monday's episode.  I think.  Can't remember, really.  I love that show!  Did you know there's a website where you can view those long diatribes that appear for a split second following each episode?
 
http://www.chucklorre.com/ - http://www.chucklorre.com/
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 3:20am
Originally posted by meinga meinga wrote:

I find myself saying that alot.  Then I have to remind myself that growing up we only had 5 channels:  ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and UHF.  If the weather was good and we got the rabbit ears in at just the right angle (sometimes with some tin foil) we could get another UHF channel for a total of 6.  There was cable about the time I was around 15, but it was expensive.  I didn't have cable until I moved out and got a place of my own. After I remember the "good old days" I snap back to reality!
 
Oh yeah, we also had a black and white TV for a long time! ...and we never had a remote...us kids were the remote.
 
You must've grown up in the 60's & 70's like many of us here.
 
But wasn't PBS one of the UHF channels?
 
I think it was. I think they've always been on the UHF band.
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 3:24am
 
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

I'm a CSI fan.  Did anyone watch "Two and a Half Men" Monday?  It was written by the writers of CSI.  It was hilarious!

Tonight's CSI was written by Chuck Lorre, writer for Two and a Half Men.  Hope it's half as good.
 
I missed Monday's episode.  I think.  Can't remember, really.  I love that show!  Did you know there's a website where you can view those long diatribes that appear for a split second following each episode?
 
http://www.chucklorre.com/ - http://www.chucklorre.com/  
 
That's the only show with a kid actor in it I've ever been able to stand watching.
 
I think it's Charlie Sheen who makes that show so much fun to watch.
 
I wonder if his dad or Emilio will ever do a guest spot.
 
Or maybe they already have?
 


Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 3:49am
His dad dated his "mother" on the show, I think.  


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 4:07am
His "real life" dad Martin Sheen?
 
That wouldn't surprise me.
 
What about Emilio Estevez?
 
You never see or hear from him anymore.
 
Maybe they're not on speaking terms or something.
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 4:12am
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

 
 
That's the only show with a kid actor in it I've ever been able to stand watching.
 
I think it's Charlie Sheen who makes that show so much fun to watch.
 
I wonder if his dad or Emilio will ever do a guest spot.
 
Or maybe they already have?
 
 
Yeah, Martin Sheen played the father of Charlie's stalker, Rose, and ends up screwing Charlie's and Allan's mother. 
 
Some other notables on the show included Sean Penn and Elvis Costello.  Also, Sheen's ex, Denise Richards!!
 
No Emilio, as far as I know.
 
 


Posted By: Ryan Ferneau
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 5:50am
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

But wasn't PBS one of the UHF channels?
 
I think it was. I think they've always been on the UHF band.

For me it was always Fox on UHF.


Posted By: FaithSF
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 6:41am
I LOVE Two and a Half Men!  It always makes me laugh.  Always.

One of the best episodes was, I believe, the first season's finale, when the grandmother insists on taking Jake for the weekend.  He totally breaks her.  Hysterical.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 6:47am
Originally posted by FaithSF FaithSF wrote:

I LOVE Two and a Half Men!  It always makes me laugh.  Always.

One of the best episodes was, I believe, the first season's finale, when the grandmother insists on taking Jake for the weekend.  He totally breaks her.  Hysterical.
 
I was horrified at the sight of all that perfectly good spaghetti, all over the furniture and walls.  I loves spaghetti!!
 
 


Posted By: Moochamoocha
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 4:22pm
Originally posted by meinga meinga wrote:

I find myself saying that alot.  Then I have to remind myself that growing up we only had 5 channels:  ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and UHF.  If the weather was good and we got the rabbit ears in at just the right angle (sometimes with some tin foil) we could get another UHF channel for a total of 6.  There was cable about the time I was around 15, but it was expensive.  I didn't have cable until I moved out and got a place of my own. After I remember the "good old days" I snap back to reality!
 
Oh yeah, we also had a black and white TV for a long time! ...and we never had a remote...us kids were the remote.


Growing up in the 1980's, there was ALWAYS something on TV. My family didn't get cable until 1993 but prior to that, I can't remember a time when the TV wasn't on in some room in my house. Nowadays, the TV is almost always off. We have digital cable now and it's amazing that we have all these channels but there's nothing good on.


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Posted By: Yutolia
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 4:33pm
I totally agree, Mooch - there was always something good on when I was a kid. Now, I just mostly save the TV for when I want to watch a movie.


Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 8:15pm
Originally posted by yutolia yutolia wrote:

I totally agree, Mooch - there was always something good on when I was a kid. Now, I just mostly save the TV for when I want to watch a movie.
 
Ditto Here!


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Posted By: meinga
Date Posted: 09 May 2008 at 10:45pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by meinga meinga wrote:

I find myself saying that alot.  Then I have to remind myself that growing up we only had 5 channels:  ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and UHF.  If the weather was good and we got the rabbit ears in at just the right angle (sometimes with some tin foil) we could get another UHF channel for a total of 6.  There was cable about the time I was around 15, but it was expensive.  I didn't have cable until I moved out and got a place of my own. After I remember the "good old days" I snap back to reality!
 
Oh yeah, we also had a black and white TV for a long time! ...and we never had a remote...us kids were the remote.
 
You must've grown up in the 60's & 70's like many of us here.
 
But wasn't PBS one of the UHF channels?
 
I think it was. I think they've always been on the UHF band.
 
 
I think you're right Jimbo.  The UHF channels I was referring to were called the independent stations....and they were on the UHF band along with PBS.  There were 2 dials on the TV, one you would click to either UHF or VHF...right?  I forget.  The other dial had all the numbers to change to the station.  It's funny to remember this stuff!


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 10 May 2008 at 2:45am
 
Originally posted by Ryan Ferneau Ryan Ferneau wrote:

 
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

But wasn't PBS one of the UHF channels?
 
I think it was. I think they've always been on the UHF band.

For me it was always Fox on UHF.
 
Yeah, but during the prehistoric era we were going back to, there was no Fox network.
 
 
 
 


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 10 May 2008 at 7:31pm
Originally posted by meinga meinga wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by meinga meinga wrote:

I find myself saying that alot.  Then I have to remind myself that growing up we only had 5 channels:  ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and UHF.  If the weather was good and we got the rabbit ears in at just the right angle (sometimes with some tin foil) we could get another UHF channel for a total of 6.  There was cable about the time I was around 15, but it was expensive.  I didn't have cable until I moved out and got a place of my own. After I remember the "good old days" I snap back to reality!
 
Oh yeah, we also had a black and white TV for a long time! ...and we never had a remote...us kids were the remote.
 
You must've grown up in the 60's & 70's like many of us here.
 
But wasn't PBS one of the UHF channels?
 
I think it was. I think they've always been on the UHF band.
 
 
I think you're right Jimbo.  The UHF channels I was referring to were called the independent stations....and they were on the UHF band along with PBS.  There were 2 dials on the TV, one you would click to either UHF or VHF...right?  I forget.  The other dial had all the numbers to change to the station.  It's funny to remember this stuff!
 
I believe you're right. Two separate knobs on the tele. Dad even slurged and bought one of those hideous rooftop antennae.
I remember holding the ladder for him........and him cursing everytime I let go.Unhappy


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 11 May 2008 at 2:55am
Originally posted by FaithSF FaithSF wrote:

I LOVE Two and a Half Men!  It always makes me laugh.  Always.

One of the best episodes was, I believe, the first season's finale, when the grandmother insists on taking Jake for the weekend.  He totally breaks her.  Hysterical.
 
That episode was on 20 minutes after you posted about it, Faith.  Yep---Thursday night 11 pm.
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 11 May 2008 at 3:01am
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

 
Originally posted by Ryan Ferneau Ryan Ferneau wrote:

 
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

But wasn't PBS one of the UHF channels?
 
I think it was. I think they've always been on the UHF band.

For me it was always Fox on UHF.
 
Yeah, but during the prehistoric era we were going back to, there was no Fox network.
 
 
 
 
 
In the NY Metropolitan area in the 50's and 60's, PBS was on regular VHF TV (Channel 13, WNET).  It still is, I think.  Somewhere along the line, they also started broadcasting on UHF.
 
I used to watch WNET as a kid for the Nazi stuff.  Back then, we didn't have a TV that was even set up with UHF.
 
 


Posted By: FaithSF
Date Posted: 11 May 2008 at 8:50am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by FaithSF FaithSF wrote:

I LOVE Two and a Half Men!  It always makes me laugh.  Always.

One of the best episodes was, I believe, the first season's finale, when the grandmother insists on taking Jake for the weekend.  He totally breaks her.  Hysterical.
 
That episode was on 20 minutes after you posted about it, Faith.  Yep---Thursday night 11 pm.
 
 


Funny sh*t.  I was already laughing a lot, but at the very end, the brothers were talking about how Jake was like the golden child because he "broke" the mother.  He's on the couch watching TV with his back to them,  then tells them, "watch this,"  puts his hands up in the air, pulls his finger and burps.   That did me in.   (Potty humor always gets me.  Though not to the extent that YOU like it!)


Posted By: Moochamoocha
Date Posted: 11 May 2008 at 10:58am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
In the NY Metropolitan area in the 50's and 60's, PBS was on regular VHF TV (Channel 13, WNET).  It still is, I think. 


It still is. Thor, did you grow up in or around NYC?


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 11 May 2008 at 2:28pm
Originally posted by Moochamoocha Moochamoocha wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
In the NY Metropolitan area in the 50's and 60's, PBS was on regular VHF TV (Channel 13, WNET).  It still is, I think. 


It still is. Thor, did you grow up in or around NYC?
 
Grew up in NJ, Mooch---in a town called Colonia (about 45 minutes from NY).  Used to go there pretty often with friends, though.  Before I moved to California in 1980, I was going into NYC for the punk clubs, like CBGBs and Max's Kansas City.
 
Last time I was in Manhattan was 2002.  One day, I'll get there again.
 
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 11 May 2008 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by FaithSF FaithSF wrote:

(Potty humor always gets me.  Though not to the extent that YOU like it!)
 
Why is sh*t tapered at the end?
So your assh*le doesn't slam shut.
 
When I worked at a comedy club on Cole St, Faith, I saw 11,000 sets of comedy.  All sorts of good (and bad) humor.  Some worked, some didn't.  Potty humor never failed.
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 11 May 2008 at 8:12pm
I'm wondering, you've mentioned that fact before, & always the same number, 11,000. Did you have one of those clicker/counter things on your belt & everytime you saw a comedian finish his set, give it a click?
 
Just how accurate is that figure, anyway?
 
Cause I think you may be "fudging" it a little..... Stern%20Smile
 
(speaking of potty humor)
 
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 12 May 2008 at 5:01am
Rough estimate, Jimbo.  Approx 17-20 sets of comedy per night (I worked mostly open-mike nights), 2 or 3 nights per week, for 5 years---plus all the other regular full-set shows I'd attend---minus the one or two weeks per year that I went on vacation. 
 
That's a lot of comedy!!  Great experience, certainly. 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 12 May 2008 at 1:24pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Rough estimate, Jimbo.  Approx 17-20 sets of comedy per night (I worked mostly open-mike nights), 2 or 3 nights per week, for 5 years---plus all the other regular full-set shows I'd attend---minus the one or two weeks per year that I went on vacation. 
 
That's a lot of comedy!!  Great experience, certainly. 
 
 
 
 


Way off topic, but do you remember the funniest joke you ever heard during that time? 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 12 May 2008 at 2:57pm
Hootman, jokes are actually pretty rare in comedy.  "Routines" are what comedians do, and a routine is funny as much because of the delivery as it is because of the lines.  One actual joke that stands out has been one of my favorites since I first heard it.  And it wasn't just the joke itself that was funny, but the audience reaction.  It was a delayed reaction that slowly built to a roar as people visualized it.  It was spoken by Kevin Meaney, who was great, but never got the fame he deserved, although he hasn't done badly.
 
What's black and white and can't turn around in a hallway?
A nun with a javelin through her head.
 
 
The place I worked at was called The Other Cafe, was located in the Haight, and previously had been a poetry reading place with a seating capacity of 49.  I used to crush 120 people into the club. 
 
Just today, coincidentally, I was notified about a reunion of the comedy club's comedians, staff, and owners!  I can't wait!  You can find my name mentioned in the last paragaph of this article:
http://www.tnty.com/theothercafe/ - http://www.tnty.com/theothercafe/
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 12 May 2008 at 3:26pm
Kevin Meaney is a fukcing riot.
 
I used to have a buddy who was a big fan of his.
 
He'd always go around doing Meaney's signature lines where he was imitating his parents...
 
"Look at im, look at im, look at im..... wouldja look at im??????" "What's wroooong with yooou???" "Are you on the pot???" or "Get that puss off your face!!!" "That's not riiiiight!!!!" "You're like a crazy person!!!!"
 
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zqsQ2GZySb8&feature=related - http://youtube.com/watch?v=zqsQ2GZySb8&feature=related
 
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zbgx8AKJ6M0&feature=related - http://youtube.com/watch?v=zbgx8AKJ6M0&feature=related
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY2b2qMba6Q&NR=1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY2b2qMba6Q&NR=1
 
 
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 12 May 2008 at 4:14pm
Thanks for those links, Jimbo!!  One of the best shows I saw (on a night I wasn't working) was a Kevin Meaney performance.  He must've been on stage for 2 hours...and still had to do several encores.  I remember my sides still hurting the next morning from having laughed so hard.
 
Kevin Meaney, imitating a "typical" girl in a Massachusetts bar:  "Look!!  My tooth is loose!  See??  It's gonna fall out!  Kiss me!!"
 
 
 


Posted By: 8 Track Single
Date Posted: 13 May 2008 at 2:23am
I remember growing up in Indianapolis at a time when there were only five channels--4, 6, 8, 13 and 20.  Channel 4 showed original programming such as Sammy Terry, who presented horror films on Saturday nights; Cowboy Bob, who played his guitar and had his sidekick puppet, Sourdough; and Janie, who introduced the children to old Popeye cartoons.  It wasn't until 1984 that Indianapolis got a new channel--59, which, at the time, was independent until its affiliation with FOX some two years later. 
 
Because I don't want to pay over $50 a month to Comcast for channels I'll never see, I'm content to use my tax refund check to buy my DTV converter box so I'll continue to see over-the-air programming.  Unfortunately, one day, the networks will farm out their scripted programming to their cable brethren while reality TV finally becomes a dying fad; and there will be nothing left on free TV other than news and America's Most Wanted.  Thor is right--TV is becoming a vast landscape! 


Posted By: meinga
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 2:50am
More about there is nothing on.  Many of us remember that about midnight or 1am when the Star Spangled Banner played...then after that, there was really absolutley nothing on.


Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 2:58am
Yeah, that was the signal to go to bed because this was on:






Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 3:27am
Like I said earlier people....
 
  
 
 
http://www.rtnville.com//affiliates.html - http://www.rtnville.com//affiliates.html
 
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 3:44am
Anyone familiar with http://www.hulu.com - www.hulu.com ?
 
Free TV shows (sans commercials) and movies on your computer.  Pretty new site, I think, so I think they're still adding shows to their site.
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 4:14am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Anyone familiar with http://www.hulu.com - www.hulu.com ?
 
Free TV shows (sans commercials) and movies on your computer.  Pretty new site, I think, so I think they're still adding shows to their site.
 
 
 
I've heard of it somewhere. I think someone may have posted a link here at CIH before.
 
Anyway, this is from that site. It was just on SNL last Saturday. I was hoping to find a link to it somewhere so I could post it here.
 
Funny stuff.
 
Especially the first one.
 
http://www.hulu.com/watch/19684/saturday-night-live-macgruber-father-and-son#s-p1-st-i0 - http://www.hulu.com/watch/19684/saturday-night-live-macgruber-father-and-son#s-p1-st-i0
 
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 4:56am
I remember (vaguely) the MacGyver episode those skits were based on.  This was funnier, though.
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 3:00pm

Yeah, come to think of it, it makes sense that they'd base their skits on actual episodes.

When I saw it last Saturday I was thinking "Damn I wish I could post a clip of that on CIH."
 
What makes those even funnier are the words to the theme song that kind of explain the plot scenario real fast before the final MAG-RU-BER!!!!!.
 
And the look on Kristen Wiig's face during that first one when his son told him who he was using the anal lubricant with was just classic. 
 
I really like her. She is very funny & talented. I hope she has a long career in films after SNL.
 
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 3:19pm
From Wikipedia's list of problems MacGyver solved:
 
Flames End (1x13)

MacGyver rewires the panel of an electronically-timed lock so the oscillator counts down much more quickly, allowing escape from a nuclear waste disposal chamber before waste enters the room. He uses a dismantled revolver as a wrench to unblock a nuclear reactor cooling system.

 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 14 May 2008 at 3:36pm
Whereas MaGruber would've just used a battery, a bottle cap & a tube of anal lubricant.


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 15 May 2008 at 12:31am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Anyone familiar with http://www.hulu.com - www.hulu.com ?
 
Free TV shows (sans commercials) and movies on your computer.  Pretty new site, I think, so I think they're still adding shows to their site.
 
 
 
I use that one and this:
http://tesla.liketelevision.com/ - http://tesla.liketelevision.com/  
According to Jimbo's link, there is 1 affiliate in my state.......100 miles away, tho.Cry


Posted By: FaithSF
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 12:02am
Thor, I used to go to the Other Cafe!  I loved it.  Except for when we had second-row seats and Bobcat Goldthwaite was onstage.  You did NOT want to be anywhere close to him, because spit and sweat would fly, and he'd climb onto the empty chairs in front!  I remember seeing Dana Carvey there, and there was a brother act--maybe Jan and Fran?  They did this thing with , "New news! New news!"

I also learned early on to stop telling the comedians I was from New Jersey.  Too many bad Jersey jokes!


Posted By: BrianO
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 7:32pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Yeah, come to think of it, it makes sense that they'd base their skits on actual episodes.

When I saw it last Saturday I was thinking "Damn I wish I could post a clip of that on CIH."
 
What makes those even funnier are the words to the theme song that kind of explain the plot scenario real fast before the final MAG-RU-BER!!!!!.
 
What was that one line  last week...something about, 'He's heterosexual and gets lotsa poontang..MCGRUUUUBERRR!'LOL


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 9:31pm
Originally posted by FaithSF FaithSF wrote:

Thor, I used to go to the Other Cafe!  I loved it.  Except for when we had second-row seats and Bobcat Goldthwaite was onstage.  You did NOT want to be anywhere close to him, because spit and sweat would fly, and he'd climb onto the empty chairs in front!  I remember seeing Dana Carvey there, and there was a brother act--maybe Jan and Fran?  They did this thing with , "New news! New news!"

I also learned early on to stop telling the comedians I was from New Jersey.  Too many bad Jersey jokes!
 
Yep.  It's quite possible that I was the guy who took your money (for awhile, open-mike nights were changed to Bobcat nights---that is, $8 admission rather than $2).  I hope you behaved yourself and that I didn't have to kick you out.  Jeez, I think that was '83.  Were you in SF then?
 
Fran and Jan Solomita.  Nice guys.  Bobcat, too.  He used to tip all of the workers, including me.  $10 every night!  He had gone from being a nobody in Boston to being an overnight sensation in San Francisco.  Yeah, his show was intense.  There were a few near-fights at times when he performed.  The college kids weren't getting him at all.  They wanted him to be Sam Kinnison.
 
Dana Carvey was another very nice person.  I went to a few parties at his house when he and Paula Poundstone were roommates.
 
And yes---the Jersey jokes.  Which exit?
 
 


Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 9:59pm

I enjoyed laughing at Kinnison:


"Stop sending ‘em food, alright? Don’t send them any more food.

You wanna help these people? Send them U-Hauls. Send them boxes, you know; some luggage; send ‘em a guy that goes, “Hey. Hee-eh-eh-ey. Hey, you know we just drove 750 miles across the desert with your food, and it occured to us that there wouldn’t be world hunger, if you people would live WHERE THE FOOD IS!

YOU LIVE IN A DESERRRRRT! DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? YOU LIIIIVE IN A DESERRRRT! NOTHING GROWS THERE! NOTHING GONNA GROW THERE!"



Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 10:02pm
LOL
 
Yeah, Kinnison was good!!
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 17 May 2008 at 2:28am
I remember his national TV debut on the old Late Nite with David Letterman on NBC.
 
Letterman's intro was basically, get ready for something very unusual, & hold on to something. They even dimmed the lights for him when he came out which they rarely do.
 
He came out & did that routine. He also did the "don't ever get married bit" where he got down in some poor guy's face screaming about his face was the face of death or hell or something.
 
A friend & I had been out drinking & came back to my place & got high on top of that.
 
We were literally rolling around on the floor laughing. I thought I was gonna choke to death I was laughing so hard. I actually felt sick my stomach hurt so bad afterward.
 
Saw him & Jessica Hahn in Daytona Beach not long before he died.
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 17 May 2008 at 2:30am
Here's the clip in case anyone hasn't seen it before...
 
 
 


Posted By: Big Momma
Date Posted: 17 May 2008 at 2:38am
that was one EXTREMELY funny man!!!LOL my Brothers and I would watch him and laugh 'til we couldn't breath!


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 17 May 2008 at 2:44am
Sadly, he died just as he was getting his life together.
 
Same with Stevie Ray Vaughn.
 
Sucks.
 



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